Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro is a town that is located in the Lower Subansiri district of the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The town is said to be one of the most beautiful and pristine towns in the country. Owing to its natural beauty Ziro is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is surrounded by paddy fields and is very rich in bio
The nearest airport to Ziro is Tezpur which is about 300kms away. The airport is well connected with Kolkata and Silchar having regular flights. One can take a taxi from there and reach Ziro. The nearest railhead is also Tezpur which is well connected with other parts of the country. There are state transport buses that are available from Itanagar daily to reach Ziro.
The best time to visit Ziro is between February to October as the summers are pleasant and cool. The palce experiences extensive rainfall during monsoons and winters can be extremely cold and chilly.
There is much to see and explore in Ziro. Dolo Mando is a romantic point, hillock that symbolizes the love affair of Dolo and Mando. The trek to the point is really exciting and one can view the Hapoli town from one side of the peak and the old Ziro from the other side. Daporizo, the Walls of mountains of low height, surround the green valley. Shiva Lingam in the Kardo forest of Ziro is a famous pilgrim spot for the Hindus. The height of Shiva Lingam is 25 feet and it is 22 feet in width. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Ziro is a sanctuary located in the Talley Valley. Talley is a plateau covered with dense forest of silver fir trees, bamboo and pine trees. The Pange, Sipu, Karing and Subansiri rivers flow through this Reserved Forest and Sanctuary. Pleioblastus Simone is a bamboo species that is found only in Talley Valley. The trek to the valley from Ziro town and the nearby villages is really exciting. The Pine Grove in Ziro is an ideal picnic spot and a major tourist destination. The Pine trees are a major attraction of Ziro and a part of the rich vegetation of the area. Ziro is at times also referred to as the Blue Pine Ziro. So spend time amidst lush green valleys and pine-clad hills and also soothe your eyes as you see nature in its original form.